The spine is made of vertebrae (bones) and disc (soft tissue). The discs provide cushion between the vertebrae. The discs are soft tissue housed in a hard exterior. When one of the disc extrudes out of the hard exterior due to some kind of tear in the exterior this is called herniated disc. This condition is also known as Protruding Inter-vertebral Disc (PIVD). The protruding disc indents on the surrounding nerves and create nerve root compression causing pain in the back which can radiate into the arms or the legs. The patients can experience back pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or a leg. Some people may not experience any symptoms and the condition might be diagnosed accidently when MRI of the spine is being done for any other condition. Not all patients would require surgery for herniated disc and may benefit from physiotherapy.
Patients having back pain are given a thorough physical and neurological examination by our spine specialists. The clinical examination may be followed with an MRI scan of the spine which is the best test for diagnosing herniated disc or PIVD. Initially the patient is put on physical therapy treatment using ultrasonic waves. If physiotherapy does not help then Spine Discectomy Surgery is done in which the neurosurgeon removes the protruding disc or bony spurs. The herniated disc also known as slipped disc, ruptured disc or disc bulge is removed through a minimally invasive surgery in which the hospital stay is just one day. The patient recovery post discectomy surgery is very quick and the patient is back to work within a week of the surgery.
Max Hospitals at New Delhi and Gurgaon have the most advanced cutting edge technology when it comes to Spine Surgery. The operation theatres are equipped with very high precision Operating Microscopes from Karl Storz, Germany. The technology deployed at Max Hospital in the field of Neurosurgery makes us the premier centre in the world. India offers huge advantages in terms of cost of treatment, cost of hotels, food and travel.
Spine Discectomy Surgery in India will cost in the range of USD 6000 - 9000 depending upon type of accomodation, age and general health of the patient. Max Hospital offers all kinds of accomodation for the patients - ward beds, shared rooms and single private rooms. Our team has done more than 15000 brain and spine surgeries with success rate in excess of 98%.
We have gathered some of the finest people who bring the best medical minds, exceptional surgical skills, dedication to patient well being and compassion in their heart.
Dr. Arun Saroha
Dr Arun Saroha is considered as one of the best spinal neurosurgeon in India with a very high success rate. Patients from all over the world come to India to get Spine Surgery done by him.
Dr Arun Saroha is one of the most trusted doctor amongst the Iraqi patients who have been coming to him for the treatment of brain ans apine problems for the last 15 years. Lots of hard work and dedication has gone in the building of this trust.